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2009 Irish Go Congress

Posted by ian on August 22nd, 2008

2009 IRISH GO CONGRESS

20th March – 22nd MARCH 2009

TEACHERS CLUB, 36 PARNELL SQ., DUBLIN 1.

PROGRAMME:

A 3 day congress including 2 Irish titles will attract many Go players to Ireland. The Irish Rapid takes place on the Friday evening followed by the 20th Irish Open on Saturday and Sunday.

This year the Irish Open will be a Pandanet Super event in the EGF Pandanet Go European Cup. As a result of this sponsorship the top board will be broadcast on IGS The Irish Open is a five-round tournament conducted under a McMahon draw, all games will be played with 60 minutes per player and Canadian overtime of 15 stones in 5 minutes. Japanese rules will be used with a komi of 6.5. All events will be held in:

The Teachers Club
36 Parnell Square
Dublin 1

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(The blue balloons indicate the venue, nearby accommodation, places to eat, points of public transport etc)

Friday 20th March 19:00 12th Irish Rapid Play Round 1
19:45 Round 2
20:30 Round 3
21:15 Round 4
22:00 Round 5
Saturday 21st March 09:00 Tournament registration
10:00 19th Irish Open Round 1
14:00 Irish Open Round 2
17:00 Irish Open Round 3
21:00 Social events. – Exact nature to be decided
Sunday 22nd March 09:00 Irish Open Round 4
13:00 Irish Open Round 5
16:00 Prizegiving
19:00 Irish Go Association Dinner

REFEREE & APPEALS COMMITTEE

Head Referee: Olivier Deme

The Appeals Committee will be as follows:

  • Roman Pszonka (POL)
  • Gerry Mills (UK)
  • Noel Mitchell (IE)

TOURNAMENT FEE:

Open: 25 Euro
10 Euro for students and unemployed (same as last year)
Rapid: 10 Euro

ENTRY FORM:Please return this section as soon as possible to: Irish Open Go championship, C/O Olivier Deme, 197 The Fairways, Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland. E-mail: info@irish-go.org

  NAME:________________________________________________________
  ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________
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  TELEPHONE / FAX / E-MAIL_____________________________________
  GRADE_______DAN / KYU  ACCOMPANYING PERSONS?
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Payment will be accepted at registration for overseas participants. Cheques and bankdrafts must be in Euros and made payable to the Irish Go Association.

PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded for all participants achieving three or more wins in the main tournament. The prizes are as follows:

  • First place: 400 Euros
  • Second place: 200 Euros
  • Third place: 100 Euros

IGS-PANDANET GAMES BROADCASTING

The top game of each round will be broadcasted on the IGS-Pandanet Go Server:
http://www.pandanet.co.jp/English/

ACCOMMODATION:

Rooms have been reserved at the Charles Stewart for the Irish Open.Contact them directly to make their booking. Their email is info@charlesstewart.ie, Telephone +353 1 8780350. Mention that you
are attending the Go tournament.

For all Information:

Olivier Deme Ph: +353-1-2021311 (work)
+353-87-6439033 (mobile)
email: info@irish-go.org

Or write to: The Irish Go Association, C/O Noel Mitchell, 31 Chalfont Avenue, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland